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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Inky Impressions DT Call Ornament Challenge

Whew, it's the start of another week...and that many days closer to Christmas!  I was so happy on Friday to receive my new Magnolia Images that I ordered from The Stamp Shoppe.  I knew that they were exactly what I wanted to use to participate in the Inky Impressions Design Team Call. 

I have been a "lurker" over at Inky Impressions for a while...just checking out their great stamps and seeing what everyone is doing with them.  When this DT call came out, I knew right away that I wanted to throw my name in the hat.  With two little girls of my own, Angelica, Lili and the other girls over at Inky Impressions are perfect for my stamping needs and tastes!

On to my Ornaments....I couldn't stop at one, so I made two!  First, I stamped my images in Memento Ink on Neenah 80lb paper (love that stuff!).  I used my copics to colour the images and then used some
Cotton Ball White Fun Flock on Tilda's hat and her wings.  I pulled out my Nestabilities and some Bo Bunny Paper.  I used CTMH inks and a sponge to distress the edges of both my cut outs, since the paper that I was using was a lighter green than I wanted, and the hard edge of the Bo Bunny Paper needed some softening.  Normally I like to match my colouring to my papers, but this time I coloured the image first and lucked out that the Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice papers matched my colours.  Before I cut my images out, I used a grey marker to outline both images.  Not only does it save me from cutting to close to the image, I think it gives a nice border, so that the image isn't too harsh against my background.  And, I have to tell you, my favourite thing about colouring Tilda's is her hair.  I don't know why, but I just love colouring her hair.  I've yet to master a black haired Tilda, but I've definitely been working on it.


I pop dotted both of my Tilda's on the backgrounds, and then played with different embellishments before I finally found what I liked.  You'll see that my first ornament has "baubles" (cause I don't know what they're called, I received them from a Secret Sister Swap - thanks Jenny!) and the second has little jewels.  Once I added Stickles to Tilda's Halo, I knew that jewels were the way to go with my second ornament.   Finally, I added some ribbon to the back and voila!  Christmas Ornaments!

These were a lot of fun to make, and so much less work than I imagined.  It's too late for this year, 'cause I have other plans, but I can see making a whole bunch of ornaments for next year.  Perhaps I'll add that to my "making Christmas Cards all year long" goal.

So, keep your fingers crossed for me for the DT call.  Even if I don't make it, I hope that you like what I've made. 

Stamps:  Magnolia's Tilda with Christmas Cracker, Sparkling Tilda
Paper:  Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice, Misc. Green Cardstock, Neenah 80lb. White
Ink:  Memento Black, Copic Markers
Accessories:  Misc. Baubles and Jewels, Cotton Ball White Fun Flock, Nestabilities: Classic Ovals Large and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large, Classic Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large, Diamond Stickles, Misc. Ribbon

20 comments:

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gosh these are fabulous. I can envision a little tree decorated with Christmas ornaments made with these precious images for your girls. You did a beautiful job designing your ornaments. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you win a spot on the DT.

Shary said...

These are lovely!! Your colouring is perfect as is your ornaments.xx

Crystal said...

Danielle wow these are so pretty, Your ornaments are darling and so are those images...Thanks so much for joining us this week and applying for the DT. Hugs, Crystal Senior DT

Angela said...

Very pretty ornaments! Love your coloring of Tilda!! Good luck with the DT call!! hugs, Angela

alica said...

great ornaments Danielle! love your color choices, coloring and the embelies too! I have to start thinking about ornaments too! ;)

Lesley said...

Danielle, you are so great at soft colours (something I really struggle with). There ornaments are gorgeous. Good luck with the DT call...

Karen Howard said...

WOW, these ornaments are really cute!!! Love the dew drops... makes me think of rain and snow!

Cheryl Walker said...

Awww this is super cute!!! Love it!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Sparkle said...

These are the cutest things ever!

Vicki said...

Just precious! Great coloring and love the accents! Blessings to you!

Lynn said...

What beautiful work with these sweet Magnolia images!! So, so sweet, Danielle!

Happycrafter said...

These ornaments are adorable, I feel inspired to try some out myself!

BananaStamper said...

Wow girl! Pleeeaase...can I have a lesson on colouring hair! You rock at Tilda's hair, I really need some instruction.

Your ornaments turned out great - dare I wish for one for my Birthday?!?! Just joking, a hair coloring lesson will suffice, as would a night out at the movies - New Moon specifically...

Cheers,
Shanna :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Sweet project- I love the dewdrops around the edges too- love your coloring! TFS

Amanda said...

These are just gorgeous.

Melina said...

These are very pretty!

Jenny said...

Aww, so adorable! And great job on the coloring! Good luck!! :)

Blankiefinder said...

Danielle, I love your ornaments!! Those are so great! Now I want those... lol

Loretta Rodger said...

This is so precious! Beautiful job with the colors layout and embellishments!

Nicole (Inky's Mama) said...

Hi Danielle, These are so stinkin' cute! I love how you used the Drops around the egdes. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week.

HUGS!

Nicole (Inky's Mama) :)